Forget Sanctions: House Hawks Pushing for Iran War

Friday, November 1, 2013
By Paul Martin

Bill Would Green-Light Attack on Iran

by Jason Ditz
October 31, 2013

While most of the effort of the Obama Administration has been trying to convince an unwilling Congress to “delay” any new sanctions as Iran negotiations move forward, a collection of hawks in the House of Representatives are looking to move beyond that dispute and just flat out start a war.

The ironically named “United States-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act,” would condemn Iran for “deception” dating back to the 1980s, and would authorize President Obama to attack Iran whenever he decides talks have “failed.”

Author Rep. Trent Franks (R – AZ) presented this as bolstering the US negotiating position, and insisted it didn’t count as a formal “Authorization for Use of Military Force” even though it explicitly endorses the use of military force.

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